In an effort to better keep the community informed the Robson Valley Regional RCMP will be providing weekly press releases to the local papers. The list is not inclusive of all calls of service the local RCMP detachments receive, but provides a cross section of what is happening in the Robson Valley.
Sept. 7th: McBride RCMP received a complaint of a break and enter to the Dunster Store. Sometime overnight an unknown person or persons broke into the store and stole cigarettes and various snack foods. Anyone with information regarding the incident is encouraged to contact the McBride RCMP or Crimestoppers.
McBride mental health issues
Sept. 7th: McBride RCMP responded to a series of complaints regarding two Prince George males who had stayed in McBride overnight. The males appeared to have mental health related issues and were causing local citizens concern. The males were not a danger to themselves or others and were guided to resources to assist them in Prince George.
Graffiti at McBride IGA
Sept. 7th: McBride RCMP received a complaint of graffiti on the IGA building in McBride. This building has been vandalized in a similar manner in the past. Anyone with information regarding the incident is encouraged to contact the McBride RCMP or Crimestoppers.
Sept. 8th: McBride RCMP received a complaint of a shoplifting at the Robson Valley Essentials store. The suspect was a local youth female and was later arrested in possession of the merchandise. Alternative justice measures are being contemplated for the youth who has no criminal history.
People not getting the message
Sept. 9th: Valemount RCMP received a complaint of possible intoxicated persons near the Valemount gun range. An officer attended and conducted an impaired driving investigation resulting in a Valemount man receiving a 90 day immediate roadside prohibition and a vehicle impound.
Train hits cows, almost hits people
Sept. 9th: McBride RCMP received a complaint from CN Rail regarding a train striking cattle in the Dunster area. It was found that several cows had spooked while being moved and the train struck two of them. Two people had almost been struck as well while they tried to move the cows. The RCMP reminds the public that rail lines are extremely dangerous and people should take all precautions near them.
Body found at George Hicks Park
Sept. 11th: Valemount RCMP responded to a complaint of a man in the public washroom at the George Hicks Regional Park. An officer attended and a local 62-year-old man was found deceased in the bathroom stall. The B.C. Coroner Service was advised and attended. There was nothing suspicious about the incident and the cause of death is believed natural.